Story posted February 14, 2008
Benefit performances of Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues will be presented at Bowdoin College at 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23, 2008. Friday's performance will be held in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, and Saturday's in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.
Tickets are $15 for the general public, and $5 with a Bowdoin student/faculty/staff ID, and are available at the David Saul Smith Union information desk. Proceeds benefit Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine in Brunswick and the international V-Day organization. For more information call 725-3375.
The Vagina Monologues was created and performed as a one-woman show by Eve Ensler in 1996. With its honest, funny and poignant look women's bodies—covering subjects that traditionally have been considered risqué, unmentionable, or downright taboo—the play became an instant smash, and has since been performed Off-Broadway to sold-out crowds, in cities across the country and around the world, and on hundreds of college campus.
It has also launched V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Through benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues, documentary film projects, and gatherings designed to change social attitudes toward violence, V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop worldwide rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and sexual slavery. Visit the V-Day Web site at www.vday.org.